Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland (CD)

Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland
$12.45 on Amazon

1. The Spirit of Radio
2. Time Stand Still
3. Presto
4. Stick It Out
5. Workin’ Them Angels
6. Leave That Thing Alone
7. Faithless
8. BU2B
9. Freewill
10. Marathon
11. Subdivisions
12. Tom Sawyer
13. Red Barchetta
14. YYZ
15. Limelight
16. The Camera Eye
17. Witch Hunt
18. Vital Signs
19. Caravan
20. Moto Perpetuo
21. O’Malley’s Break
22. Closer to the Heart
23. 2112 Overture/The Tempes of Syrinx
24. Far Cry
25. La Villa Strangiato
26. Working Man

Never Enough Live Rush

Back in the old days Rush would release a live record after every four studio albums. These days brand new Rush albums are few and far between so the band tends to release a live record after every tour, a tradition they started after the Test for Echo tour in 1997. The obvious treat here is the “Moving Pictures” album presented in its entirety. Mind you every single track off that album has been released on another live release since 2003 so the real reason to buy this set is for “The Camera Eye”, a song Rush fans have been salivating over for years.

Some other gems here are “Presto”, “Faithless”, and the two new songs “BU2B” and “Caravan”. That being said the rest of the material has appeared on other Rush live releases in the past, some songs on almost every single one! That’s not a bad thing. “Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland” is a satisfying audio scrapbook for anyone who attended the tour (I went to four shows) and of course good listening for those unfortunate souls who missed it.

The only thing keeping me from giving this five stars is the fact that, as I said earlier, most of the music has appeared on several other live releases and therefore doesn’t seem fresh or new. Also, I wish they would have held back on the sound effects during the “Moving Pictures” portion of the show.

Peace, and enjoy.

—R. Short, on Amazon

~ by rvkeeper on November 21, 2011.

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